Alicia Vikander's supporting actress Oscar caps off a whirlwind year

February 29, 2016 3:23 AM

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When Alicia Vikander first attended the Academy Awards three years ago, few on the red carpet knew who she was. The Swedish actress had flown to Hollywood in 2013 to support "A Royal Affair" — a Danish picture competing for the foreign film prize that year — but she was barely known outside of Europe.

On Sunday night, the 27-year-old left the Dolby Theatre with an Oscar in hand for her supporting turn in "The Danish Girl." In the film, in which she stars opposite Eddie Redmayne, Vikander plays Gerda Wegener, the wife of a painter who was one of the first people to receive gender reassignment surg...

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